Mi Voto Es Mi Voz: Civic Engagement Conference
YAKIMA, Washington— The MECHA club of YVCC and the Commission on Hispanic Affairs invite the public to attend a Civic Engagement Conference on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 9:00am-5:00pm at YVCC.
MECHA is a 45-year old student club geared towards promoting higher education, community engagement, pride and leadership development in the Latina/o community. The Commission for Hispanic Affairs is a non-profit and governmental agency which strives to improve the lives of Latinos in Washington through policy, advocacy, and community building at the local and state level.
The groups have come together at this historic juncture in Yakima's history to serve the community by hosting a conference which will aim to build the tools for civic engagement. The conference will feature a Representative Bruce Chandler and Justice Steven Gonzalez as guest speakers and will include a series of skill building workshops by local nonprofits, school administrators, government agencies and persons who work/or have worked in government. Topics presented include Education Involvement, Voting, Citizenship, Immigration, the Environment, Getting to Know Your Government, and Public Safety.
WHEN: Saturday May 30th, 9am to 5:30pm
WHERE: HUB Building, Yakima Valley Community College, Yakima WA 98902
WHAT: Civic Engagement Conference with over 20 different workshops
FOOD: Breakfast and Lunch Provided
For additional information contact Maria Cuevas at 509.574.6800 x 3151 / email@example.com